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Located in the Capital of Dreams, Montgomery, we have been offering the most authentic and elegant Lao-Thai cuisine experience since 2004. Our dishes are crafted with the finest ingredients and traditional techniques, providing a true taste of Southeast Asia. Join us to savor the rich flavors and vibrant culture that have made us a beloved culinary destination for over two decades.

Who we are

For more than a decade, Thai and Laotian food has been celebrated as some of the most popular exotic cuisines in the world. At "The Green Papaya" restaurant, we take great pleasure in serving authentic Thai and Laotian delicacies from all regions of Thailand and Laos. Our menu offers a variety of appetizers, salads, soups, seafood, curries, noodles, rice, meat, and vegetable dishes, each crafted to delight your palate.


The Green Papaya is proud to serve fresh, flavorful, and healthy Thai and Laotian cuisine to the Montgomery area. Our commitment to quality ingredients and traditional cooking methods ensures an unforgettable dining experience that captures the essence of Southeast Asian culinary traditions. Join us for a meal and discover why our restaurant has become a beloved local favorite.

Where we come from

Thais from the Northeast region of Thailand, known as Isan (or Esan), consider themselves Lao, and historically, this part of Thailand and Laos share very close connections. This rich heritage is reflected in their music, dress, and, of course, their food. Blending her culinary instincts with recipes from the streets of Laos, Owner and Executive Chef Soutthiphayphone Thinavongsa has crafted a menu that offers the finest authentic Lao and Thai dishes outside of the Far East.


At The Green Papaya, we are dedicated to preserving and celebrating these cultural and culinary traditions. Chef Thinavongsa's expertise and passion for Lao and Thai cuisine ensure that each dish is prepared with the utmost care and authenticity. Our menu is a tribute to the vibrant flavors and unique culinary heritage of the Isan region and beyond, providing our guests with an unparalleled dining experience.

Our expertise

The Green Papaya offers over 75 dishes, many with a choice of meat or a vegetarian option and various levels of spice to cater to the diverse tastes of the American palate while maintaining authenticity. We use only the freshest ingredients and high-quality vegetable oil to ensure every meal is delicious and wholesome.


Our service is always efficient, accompanied by the smiles and hospitality Thailand is known for, creating a warm and welcoming dining experience. Despite the exceptional quality, our prices remain surprisingly affordable.


As a family-owned and operated restaurant, we take pride in providing a personalized dining experience. This is not buffet-style Chinese cuisine; all dishes are made to order and served "piping hot," ensuring the best flavor and freshness. Come and enjoy the unique culinary delights at The Green Papaya, where tradition meets taste.

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